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Tackling malaria: stories of success

Christian Aid and its supporters are playing a key part in the global fight to eradicate malaria. This series of articles chronicles what that fight looks like to local people in two remote communities in Zambia's Western Province.

Hear first-hand tales of the courage and commitment that have helped tackle malaria at the heart of Lui River and Simulumbe.

Stories, songs and snapshots

We will hear from individuals who have distributed mosquito nets and helped to educate their community about malaria; the husband and wife medical team who continue to serve an entire area, and a local man, living with HIV, who having almost lost his life to malaria has now become a beacon of hope to others in his community.

This is their story; told through the songs they sing to raise awareness, the snapshots they take with trusty old disposable cameras and video messages they record in their own words.

Meet the people

Flick through our photo gallery below to meet the community members who are working tirelessly to fight malaria and those whose lives have been transformed with the support of their community.

Malaria and the Zambia Anglican Council

Malaria is one of the world's biggest killers and yet it is a preventable disease.

In Zambia, one in every five childhood deaths is due to malaria and only one in four children sleep under a mosquito net. Zambia continues to see an estimated 8,000 malaria-related deaths a year.

Hard-to-reach communities, such as Lui River and Simulumbe, are often forgotten by the wider malaria-prevention initiatives, but with the help of Christian Aid partner the Zambia Anglican Council (ZAC), a network of 100 trained community volunteers, also known as malaria control agents, have made considerable progress in tackling malaria.

Join us each month as we share inspiring stories from these incredible communities.


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Mr and Mrs Sitali at Lui River's rural health clinic

Couple's success in fighting malaria on the banks of the Lui River.

Devoted duo

Malaria control agents discover some damage to a mosquito net

Volunteer Kelezo captures her colleagues at work.

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